24 April 2014 0 Comments

Can I get an Inexpensive Divorce?

ShareMarriage is still very popular today, but sadly so is divorce. Half of all marriages end in divorce today. Anyone who has had to pay for the wedding and/or the divorce knows it can be pretty expensive. You have alternatives to keeping the costs down. You can use a trained mediator who will draw up […]

6 December 2011 0 Comments

Staying together because of the children

ShareAre you confused as to whether you should stay or leave your unhappy marriage?  You are not alone; this may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. So many couples stay together in an unhappy marriage because they believe it is in the best interests of their children.  They […]

30 November 2011 0 Comments

Marriage is not a “Once upon a time” story

ShareWhen a couple says their “I dos”, they are so in love and everything is wonderful – sort of like a fairy tale.  They could be looking at each other through rose-colored glasses. The sooner they realize that neither of them is perfect, the better off they will be and their marriage just might work. […]

15 August 2011 0 Comments

What is the difference between open and closed adoption?

ShareI have been asked the difference between open and closed adoption?   An open adoption is when the adoptive and birth parents know each other.  They stay in touch after the adoption has taken place.  A closed adoption is completely the opposite.  The parents do not know each other and have no contact after the […]

16 June 2011 0 Comments

How to tell if your relationship is worth keeping

ShareSometimes a relationship is worth keeping; it needs two people to work at it so the issues can be resolved.  Marital needs include survival, safety, love, esteem and actualization. In order for any relationship or marriage to be saved, it must have the following: ·         Communication ·         Mutual trust ·         Honesty · […]

7 May 2011 0 Comments

Communicating while divorcing

ShareHere is some helpful information to be shared.  Communication is the most important element in any relationship – and that includes divorce.  The divorce process, for the most part, is an emotional and tense time.  Take away communication and it becomes unbearable for both parties. When you are the party who wants to communicate with […]

8 January 2011 0 Comments

Caught in an extramarital affair

ShareWhen a woman finds evidence of her husband having an extramarital affair, most of the time she will seriously consider divorce.  Not being able to trust your partner constitutes drastic measures.  Finding out your spouse is having an affair opens up intense emotions you did not know you had – betrayal, deception, rage, and humiliation. […]

31 December 2010 0 Comments

Are you heading for divorce?

ShareDo you have a strong feeling that your marriage is heading to an end?  Is your relationship with your spouse over?  There are ways to determine the answers to these questions.  Ask yourself:  ·        Do you and your spouse communicate?  Communication is very important in any relationship.  If you no longer share details of […]

24 December 2010 0 Comments

Teenage children and a good parenting plan

ShareWhen divorce occurs in a family, one of the most important issues to think about is how it affects the children.  While each situation is different, the welfare of the children should be the number one priority for the parents.  This is especially true when teenagers are involved. Teenagers are at the age where a […]